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Briggs & Stratton 85043 5 Gallon Spill Proof Metal Gas Can

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  • Briggs & Stratton 85043
  • 5 gallon steel fuel can
  • Leak proof closure
  • Internally treated lining to prevent rust formation
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  • Shipping Weight: 9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B0038U3FQ0
  • Item model number: 85043
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #47,122 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)

Product Description

This steel fuel can holds up to 5 gallons of fuel and has a leak proof closer with an internally treated lining to prevent rust formation. Comes with the green and black safety spout.


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Customer Reviews

I can't send them back so I'm stuck with them.
Ed
Seems like it couldn't get worse, but... wait for it... the new plastic "spill proof" nozzles aren't exactly reliable.
Allan M. Lees
These cans are however extremely well built and seem to function very well for holding gas.
Paul J. Schellberg

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156 of 159 people found the following review helpful By Jim Allen on July 18, 2011
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These are good cans. If they had a better, more durable spout, they would get five stars from me. First, some background.

If you've been shopping for fuel cans lately, you will have noticed a bunch of changes. New evaporative emissions regulations have caused a big hiccup in the fuel can continuum and many of the old reliable military-grade cans (IMO, that meant a NATO style Jerry can) we used to rely on are now off the market, along with the other garbage cans that were more the problem. The manufacturers are just now starting to catch up with worthwhile replacements for those of us with more demanding fuel storage requirements (or with higher standards). Fuel can manufacturers are at the same point cars were in the late '70s and early '80s, when OEM manufacturers struggled to build cars that delivered both good performance and low emissions. Thing is, with today's ethanol-blended fuels, proper storage has become vitally important because it degrades so much more quickly.

Three main problems occur in stored fuel of any type; oxidation, evaporation and moisture absorption. Oxidation is an ongoing process. The byproducts of oxidation are gum and varnish... that brownish stuff that can clog various small orifices in the fuel system of any engine. UV light and exposure to air hastens oxidation. My tongue-in-cheek description is that the fuel is trying to turn back into a dinosaur. Exposure to air hastens evaporation. The light aromatics, those visible and highly explosive vapors that rise off an open container of gas, are what make the fuel burn well, especially in cold weather. These components are lost rapidly, including the ethanol component of E10. Finally comes moisture, which enters an improperly sealed fuel can via the air.
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92 of 105 people found the following review helpful By mercs on December 21, 2010
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The Spout doesnt work.Its about as bad as all the other epa mandated spouts that have now been around for awhile.The good news is you can drill a hole through the inside of that POS .Out comes all the garbage inside that causes the gas to spill all over and not work and wrestle with a 5 gallon can as you try to pour it !Or you can remove from this can the garbage red spout that does come apart from the screw on piece.Only now you must find an old style working spout( the kind used for the last 100 years prior to the epa mandated trainwreck of a spout( that one day will/has to be replaced,it is only a matter of when)and put it in place of the spill proof mechanism. Amazing they call it that since it does exactly the opposite.Instead of a nice clean pour with the spouts you used, your father used and his father used you get this one. So you have one hand on the back of can holding it up and than you must have your knea slammed into it holding it up to suppost additional weight.. you will than have to bearhug it as you take other hand and put it on spout and lift it up. Than as you tip can to your mower/blower whatever and with that other free hand you pull back hard on a red spout .YOU CANT USE RED HANDLE EITHER AS YOUR HAND IS BUSY HOLDING SPOUT AND ALL THE CANS FOWARD WEIGHT AS YOU TRY TO PULL DOWN ON RED SPOUT TO GET IT TO DRIBBLE SOME GAS OUT !( You need a third hand to hold the red handle ?) ..Think about it and picture it if you havent tryed this.. Your knea and one hand is holding the can as you wrestle it and its tilted over and than you have one hand left where do you put it??? You have to pull that epa garbage up hard so your hand goes right past handle and its onto spout..Read more ›
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By PhreshMeet on July 5, 2012
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Okay, so I want to lay in a supply of gas - maybe 50 gallons or so. I do some research and find out if you want to store gas for extended periods, you need to get metal gas cans. This one looked great and you will not find a better price than Amazon.

However...

The first can I got was fine. Matched the picture and everything. If you look at the primary picture on Amazon you will notice a small bit of green at the base of the nozzle. This is a collar that runs all the way around the nozzle. You can only see part of it because there is a black dust cap that has been attached to it. The label on the can has an isolated picture of just this part of the can with a caption advising you to avoid dust protector loss by attaching it to the collar. In the customer pictures you can see this cap more easily because it is red instead of black.

The second can I got did not have a dust cap. It turns out that you can't return gas cans by federal law. However, Amazon sent me out a whole new can for the missing piece, but it was also missing the dust cap.

Amazon temporarily took this item off the shelf while they researched. They claim that Briggs & Stratton has changed their manufacturing process to no longer include the dust cap even though they still print a picture and description on the product label. A dust cap is a must if you plan to store fuel for a long time. And if you are not going to store it then there is no reason to get an expensive metal can, just get plastic.

No real complaints about Amazon. They said the product was "materially different than advertised" so they refunded my purchase price and since gas cans cannot be returned, left it up to me to "dispose of" the two cans they sent me.
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